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Alabama freshman cornerback Tony Brown pepper sprayed, arrested for allegedly threatening police

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View Postbobbyb0322, on 20 January 2014 - 06:28 PM, said:

I really love seeing Bama fans (who just last year wanted to throw the book at Manziel on allega tons alone) sit here and say they want to withhold judgement until all of the facts are brought to light.

That's rich.

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View PostWadeWilson, on 21 January 2014 - 03:02 PM, said:



I know it happens, my point is it's dumb. The fact that it is so prevalent makes this a non-story in my mind. I didn't care that Newton was a thug, nor Marshall, nor any of the other players who have been arrested. When it's a major crime (the 4 Bama players from last season who assaulted a student for a laptop and student ID card), yes, it's a big deal. Some moron running his mouth to a cop? Don't waste the bandwidth with a thread, in my opinion.

It's basketball and the football offseason; what's deemed news or noteworthy changes drastically this time of year... half our fans couldn't care less what's going on on the hardcourt, as evidnced by the fact that we can have a single thread for all 14 basketball teams.

I'm sure we'll have even less interesting threads than this in the next 6 months.
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Alabama cornerback Tony Brown was pepper sprayed, arrested then charged with failure to obey and resisting arrest Saturday night at an off-campus party.
That was the Tuscaloosa Police Department's account, according to a press release Sunday night.

Multiple eyewitnesses, however, have told AL.com the news release was filled with inaccuracies or fabrications. One witness told AL.com an unidentified officer pointed a gun at Brown and others during the encounter.

Multiple attempts by AL.com to obtain or view an arrest report and any other public documents linked to the incident were rejected by Tuscaloosa police. Sgt. Brent Blankley said Tuesday the press release would be the only comment from the department.

Jaison Davis, 23 from Atlanta, said Brown was never threatening to the two police officers, who responded to a noise complaint at Campus Way, an off-campus student apartment complex. The party was attended by mostly Alabama track and field team members, Davis and other witnesses said.

Police ordered Brown, also a member of the track team, and other witnesses to disperse in the parking lot. The officers could not be identified without arrest reports, which police would not release to AL.com and other news outlets. Blankley refused to name the officers.

According to the press release, Brown "would walk a few steps away and then would walk right back towards officers. The officers warned the individual that if he did not leave the parking lot he would be arrested. The individual yelled threatening profanity at the officer and stepped toward the officers again."

That's not true, said Davis and fellow Campus Way resident Richard Sharper.

They say Brown and a few other guests turned to leave immediately after officers pulled out the pepper spray. Brown walked approximately 30-40 yards to his car with an officer following behind, they said. The officer walked beside Brown and pepper sprayed Brown in the face as the athlete was complying with the command to leave, said Davis who only briefly met Brown before Saturday night..

"The police officer kept heckling him in his ear walking behind him," said Sharper, a 19-year-old Alabama student from Tuscaloosa.

Davis and Sharper said they never saw Brown say anything or make any threatening move to provoke the pepper spray.

Brown immediately fell to the ground in a fetal position, Davis said, as the officer pulled his gun. The crowd, which had been relatively calm to that point, was more tense after the pepper spray was used and when the gun came out, Davis said.

Sharper said everyone moved away fast when they saw the gun.

"I was like 'whoa, he's going crazy,'" Sharper said.

The officer then approached Davis, and instructed him to leave. In video provided by Davis, he can be heard yelling at the officer he said sprayed Brown. Davis argued he had a right to stay at the scene because he lived in the complex.

"I'm going to say it now," the unidentified officer tells Davis on the video. "Walk away now."

Davis said he raised his arm to shield his eyes expecting to get the pepper spray and cut the video off a few seconds later.

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David Thomas, 20 of Tuscaloosa, shares an apartment with Sharper which faces the parking lot where the confrontation took place. The Alabama student said the police officer appeared to become more aggressive when witnesses pulled out camera phones to capture video of the encounter.

Davis said there's at least five other videos out there that paint a much different picture than what police presented, though AL.com has not been able to obtain those.

Davis came forward to dispute accounts based solely on the police statement. Blankley said the police would not comment on claims their account of the situation was not accurate.

"We've already sent our statement of what happened," Blankley said. "That was the accounts given to us by the officers."

Attempts by AL.com to speak with Brown and other track athletes, who Davis and others say were at the scene, were unsuccessful through a request with Alabama's Athletics Communications.

Alabama football coach Nick Saban said he's spoken with Brown and he's doing fine.

"Look, some people are in the wrong place at the wrong time," Saban said in Mobile on Tuesday afternoon. "Some people don't make good decisions about what they do, what they say. Tony Brown's a fine young man, we're glad to have him in the program. We'll certainly try to use this as a learning experience for him.

"The punishment he receives will be so that he learns not to do something like this in a disrespectful way to somebody in a position of authority who is there to protect us all, which is our police. We're going to get him to learn from this."

Davis wants the record set straight.

"Everything that's on the Internet, that is a complete lie because it makes it seem like Tony was just totally insubordinate and straight ignoring every instruction by the police officers," Davis said. "And that wasn't the case at all."

Davis and other witnesses said the crowd was much smaller than the estimate of 40 listed in the news release. It was close to half that size, he said.

AL.com reporter Andrew Gribble contributed to this report from Mobile.

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View PostSECorBust, on 21 January 2014 - 02:36 PM, said:

just after midnight Sunday morning.

8:30 church services can be a f.. OK, I won't describe early church with a Lane Kiffin icon, but you get the point.

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Damn!  He wasn't even in Tuscaloosa long enough to change his underwear before needin to bend over for the ole finger wave by the PoPo's!  VFL!!!

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View Postbobbyb0322, on 20 January 2014 - 06:28 PM, said:

I really love seeing Bama fans (who just last year wanted to throw the book at Manziel on allega tons alone) sit here and say they want to withhold judgement until all of the facts are brought to light.

That's rich.

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Surprise, surprise. Eyewitnesses say the cops were the aggressors - and not Brown - supporting the reputation that T-Town police officers have made for themselves over the years. That's exactly why I said "I'll wait until all the facts come out". Not because I'm a blind Bamr homer, but because T-Town cops have made these kind of jump-the-gun situations the norm.

And yeah, let's compare it to Johnny Halftime, who had already previously been in trouble for excessive partying, lack of responsibility etc...nobody accused him of anything before those things happened. Apples and oranges.

Carry on.

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Apples and apples.

It's a double standard with you Bama boys.

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At first glance I will admit to being ready to jump on the bandwagon against the kid but after reading things a bit further it appears the Tuscaloosa police have a real bad rep.  If that is true it is too bad the kid got caught up in this.  If it was in fact his fault as alleged by the cops then he didn't help himself any going into spring ball.  For his sake he better hope he was in the wrong place at the wrong time & nothing more.  As talented as he is, Coach Saban's dog house isn't a place he needs to find himself in especially with all the other RB's they have coming back not to mention the foul mood Saban will be in after the Iron/Sugar Bowls.

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Cops should have shot em all....leave no witnesses.

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View PostFootball Freak, on 21 January 2014 - 11:41 PM, said:

At first glance I will admit to being ready to jump on the bandwagon against the kid but after reading things a bit further it appears the Tuscaloosa police have a real bad rep.  If that is true it is too bad the kid got caught up in this.  If it was in fact his fault as alleged by the cops then he didn't help himself any going into spring ball.  For his sake he better hope he was in the wrong place at the wrong time & nothing more.  As talented as he is, Coach Saban's dog house isn't a place he needs to find himself in especially with all the other RB's they have coming back not to mention the foul mood Saban will be in after the Iron/Sugar Bowls.

The truth is probably somewhere in the middle, it usually is. I'm sure he said something disrespectful and I'm sure the cop could have handled the situation a little better. He'll either learn from it, or end up getting in more trouble and getting booted. As for this incident, he'll probably be suspended for the first series of the a-day game and then the rest of the team will have a vote to see if he can play the rest of the game...... BTW, he's a CB, not a RB.
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View Postbobbyb0322, on 20 January 2014 - 06:28 PM, said:

I really love seeing Bama fans (who just last year wanted to throw the book at Manziel on allegations alone) sit here and say they want to withhold judgement until all of the facts are brought to light.

That's rich.


what Bama fans wanted to throw the book at Manziel?  and even if a poster said something like that, this isn't even comparable.................and the poster said "I will withhold judgement until I find out if he is good or not", can you not see the sarcasm in that?

I swear, being on sites like this to get what I want, to have to wade thru the insecurity and the sea of jelly brained idiots is tiring

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View PostHaymaker, on 22 January 2014 - 02:58 PM, said:




what Bama fans wanted to throw the book at Manziel?  and even if a poster said something like that, this isn't even comparable.................and the poster said "I will withhold judgement until I find out if he is good or not", can you not see the sarcasm in that?

I swear, being on sites like this to get what I want, to have to wade thru the insecurity and the sea of jelly brained idiots is tiring
true....the internet is no place for various opinions and team bashing or links tooo porn sites.

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View Postpossumslayer, on 22 January 2014 - 03:02 PM, said:

true....the internet is no place for various opinions and team bashing or links tooo porn sites.



yeah, you never have the same issues huh

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View PostHaymaker, on 22 January 2014 - 03:08 PM, said:





yeah, you never have the same issues huh
nope....I believe Peyton sexually harassed the physical therapist.... look at his head and neck....






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